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Monday, August 19, 2013

EDITORIAL: How Will 'The Fantastic Four' Reboot Crossover with 'X-Men' ?

How will FOX crossover both Fantastic Four and X-Men?! 

Ever since Mark Miller became Chief Creative Consultant over at FOX his soul purpose was to drive their movies to their utmost peak then like Marvel crossover their franchises. He first started off helping a tiny bit on this years The Wolverine (2013) and next years X-Men: Days of Future Past (2013). He was the one who also convinced FOX to hire Chronicle director to work on The Fantastic Four and Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow to work on an X-Force spin off both slated for 2015 and 2016. The real question on everybody's mind was. Will X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover? Today Mark Miller gave the answer....YES! But how? Well we have the run down on a bunch of possibility's how to introduce Marvel's First Family into the X-Men Cinematic Universe...

During the original X-Men: Days of Future Past story arc Teenage Franklin Richards and Rachel Summers are one of the few mutants who survive the Sentinel future. Franklin the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm does have the Mutant X gene and is considered one of the most powerful mutants on earth.

He may have a cameo in the future segments of X-Men: Days of Future Past but no word has come forth that tells us that. Its also impossible for Rachel Summers to be alive in the future since both Jean Grey and Scott Summers supposedly died in X-Men: The Last Stand. This could easy hint to Fantastic Four living (Well dead at THAT time) inside the X-Men universe without an actual cameo by the cast member's of The Fantastic Four.

What time travel happens in X-Men: Days of Future Past though? Well Logan instead of Kitty Pryde will have his mind sent to his younger body in 1973. There may be a cameo of a young Reed Richards and young Victor Von Doom in the past segment of Days of Future Past. They may be just college students at the time for slightly older all before becoming Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Doom.

Another possibility is that Fantastic Four existence isn't at all referenced until the very of X-Men: Days of Future Past but as a final scene or post-credit stinger. After Wolverine stops the mutant extermination future with Sentinels then what? If your change the past slightly it will completely re-write the future. One suggest that by taking away the mutants being hunted in the future it will change to the humans being hunted by mutants. This may directly into two possible futures for X4. Lead directly into Age of Apocalypse or lead into Onslaught.

Most would love if the grandaddy of all X-Men villains Apocalypse to be brought to the big screen. It would look like a copy of The Avengers Thanos but will freakout anyway admit it. But on the off chance they again don't use him they may go the route of Onslaught. 

Onslaught is a combination of the essence of evil Charles Xavier and Erik Lennshrs minds becoming a living entity. In the story arc Onslaught kidnaps baby Franklin Richards and another mutant Nate Grey because it makes him almost impervious to anything. With Franklin Richards mutant ability to bend reality and psionic powers he is the perfect mutant to steal powers from a living breathing psionic energy like Onslaught. During the Onslaught saga Apocalypse actually re-awakens from his previous defeat and learns of this new danger Onslaught. Apocalypse for once teams up with Cable to save Franklin from the physic astral plane realm Franklin currently is trapped in. This would actually be a great way to introduce both villains into one huge Fantastic Four/X-Men event....alot like what Bryan Singer hinted to a few weeks ago. Oh and would you look at that! The inclusion of Cable would fit Jeff Wadlows X-Force seamlessly in the X-Universe also!

As you can see almost every story revolves around the power mutant named Franklin Richards. He is the key to the Fantastic Four and X-Universes coming together. What do you guys think?

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits May 2014; The Fantastic Four hits March 2015; X-Force hits 2016

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